Message From Our District Director
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Hello fellow Toastmasters and welcome to the 2015 - 16 Toastmasters' year. I am honored and enthusiastic as I begin my term as District Director. This is my first letter to you as your new District Director, so I wanted to take the time to introduce myself as well as cover current business with the organization. My first official act as incoming District Director is to publically thank the outgoing District Governor Mary White for the great leadership she provided over the last year. The organization has grown in number and quality and is well positioned for further growth. I am committed to advancing the role and recognition of Toastmasters in District 66.
Think of the successful leaders you know. They probably have one trait in common - the ability to communicate effectively. Studies have shown communication influences your thinking, how you learn, and what others think of you. Fellow Toastmasters, my personal commitment to you; you will be better off June 30, 2016 than what you were July 1, 2015. When there is a purpose and the plan is followed, then the desired outcome will be reached by DEFAULT. The purpose is to increase the confidence in you and improve your moral, social, and general welfare through communication and leadership.
This year is geared around training, ensuring you are getting out of Toastmasters what you expect. I continue to gain personally and professionally through my involvement in our vibrant organization. I encourage you to increase your involvement in Toastmasters. There are numerous opportunities to enhance your communication and leadership through our webinars, conferences, and our continuing education sessions. I invite you to utilize Toastmasters extensive array of clubs to perfect your communication and leadership skill sets. Let us know if there are educational programs or products you would like us to add to our bookstore. We have 118 clubs in our district and approximately 14,500 clubs worldwide. I urge you to submit articles to Toastmasters International, your pictures, and videos to District 66. The articles are recognized internationally for its excellence and broad coverage of important topics. Let us know how we can improve our communication with you and provide you with the tools to better serve you and your community. Join us on Twitter and Facebook. Help us to ensure that District 66 is meeting your needs as we all lead efforts to improve communication and leadership.
When we execute what we are taught, we will get what we expect by DEFAULT.
Regie Ford, DTM
District Director 2015-2016
Messages From Our District Leadership
Program Quality Director 2015-2016
Club Quality Director 2015-2016
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International Conference Representative
At the District Spring conference in Richmond, the International Speech Contest was held.
The winner of this contest was VIRGIL THORNTON with his speech, "The Power of Words".
Virgil will be representing the district this summer at the international convention in Las Vegas.
Details about the International Convention can be found at https://www.toastmasters.org/Events/2015-International-Convention
(See Event Photos from the conference!)
Congratulations Virgil !!
SAVE THE DATE! On August 15 Watch the World Championship of Public Speaking Contest LIVE with your fellow Toastmasters! (Details To Come.)
New District Leadership (2015-2016)
The following Toastmasters will serve as our districts leadership for 2015-2016:
- District Director: Regie Ford
- Program Quality Director: Charles Gates
- Club Growth Director: Naomi Lewis
- Finance Manager: Kim Powell
- Division A Director: Amy Flowers
- Division B Director: Keith Hicks
- Division C Director: Linda Kennedy
- Division D Director: Laura Siebert
- Division E Director: Perry Neal
The following are the winners for the various incentives for 2014-2015
- I did it:
- Individual: Pat Copper, Amy Flowers, Glenn Hadley
- Club: Augusta Club
- Area: Area 15
- Division: Division A
- Traveling Toastmaster:
- Individual: Linda Kennedy, DTM
- Club: Peninsula Powerhouse Speakers
- Area: Area 44
- Division: Division D
- Newsletter Contest: The Best Part Toastmasters
- Website Contest: Peninsula Powerhouse Speakers
We Have the Best Clubs!!!
Check out the final "Hall of Fame" for the "Half by Half" challenge.
View our District Governor's latest letter to the district
Many Hands Make Light Work
The district can use your assistance on many tasks. Some of these include: visiting new clubs, club coaching, club mentoring, helping organize, working on this website, writing newsletter articles, and reviewing content. We will work with you and your schedule! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We welcome you to join our team!!! (Some tasks may even count towards educational awards!)
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